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Take Up Your Cross April 9th 2015

Are you serving while suffering for Christ?

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12 KJV)

God never said serving Him upon this earth would be pleasant and palatable; but rather said persecution is imminent and necessary for any who choose to serve Him as they sojourn upon this earth.

We are living in the midst of a spiritual war upon this earth.  This war is real and serious.  Man who serves God must understand they will inevitably deal with a likely continual stream of persecution from the enemy.  The devil and his dark minions enjoy harassing, persecuting, torturing, and sending evil and wickedness to pursue after anyone who serves God with his whole heart.  Living a godly life is like having a huge neon sign or invitation for harassment from the devil.

But God has already made a way through the dark spiritual war we face daily.  He secured the final victory through His finished work and shed blood on the cross.  Yes! We will face spiritual war but only while we sojourn on earth but we can choose to live with an eternal mindset for God in the everlasting realm.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearFacing persecution spiritually grows the person of Christ while living in this world.

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